Create a Story is a interactive work book aimed at children between the ages of 7 and 11. The books set out to help kids develop their story writing skills, while educating them further in a particular topics. Each book focuses on a subject that is taught in the UK school curriculum in the key stage 2 level.
The first book released in the series was The Invasion of the Vikings.
The B5 size book presents the various elements needed when writing a story; beginning, middle & end; protagonist & antagonist; and even self-reflection & revisions. The elements are laid out in easy to follow steps, fun activities to get them thinking and illustrations to help bring the subject to life.
After The Invasion of the Vikings, the next book releases was The Great Arctic Exploration.
A number of the illustrations had to be precisely specified, often to work around set copy and activities. This involved sketching out ideas onto a copy of the spread and then sent to the illustrator along with source material.
Below are the two cover illustrations and my sketches that were sent as a part of the brief.